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Books About the History of Publishing
This is but a sampling of books about books and publishing.
Call Number: Z4 L95 2011
The Art of the Book by James Bettley (Editor)
Celebrating the marriage of word and image on the written and printed page, The Art of the Book presents rarely examined treasures from the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Featuring a huge range of material spanning six centuries -- including illuminated manuscripts, fine bindings, the classics of children's literature, comic novels, and artists' books, it explores the ways in which books not only transmit information but become works of art in their own right.Thematic sections illustrate the key aspects of book design and production over the ages. With medieval books of hours sitting alongside contemporary paperback novels, the choice of artists, designers, subjects, and authors is wonderfully varied -- from Leonardo da Vinci to Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, Aesop to Charles Dickens, and de Brunhoff's Babar the Elephant to Art Spiegelman's Maus. Strikingly illustrated with 100 colorplates, this absorbing compendium will be of interest to collectors, graphic designers, and booklovers.
Call Number: Z116 A3 A7 2001
Publication Date: 2001
Addtional Web Resoures
Decentering Whiteness in Design History Resources
Collaborative bibliography meant to help instructors of design history decenter whiteness in their classes
Letterform Online Archive
Collection of digitized documents and artifacts from the Letterform Archive, a nonprofit founded by Rob Saunders in 2015 in San Francisco. The basis of the Archive, some 60,000 objects spanning the history of typography and graphic design, includes periodicals, posters, books, ephemera, typeface specimens, and a reference library.